The Human Touch Novo XT2 vs. the Legend PLUS

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The Human Touch Novo XT2 vs. the Legend PLUS

When you’re pitting the Human Touch Novo XT2 and the Legend PLUS against each other, understanding what sets them apart will be how you make your decision. Which of these massage chairs will give you the experience you want? You’ll find an L-Track in both chairs, but their additional features, as well as the track itself, do have some differences.

Let’s look at the important features- the rollers and the track.

3D Massage Rollers

3d rollers

A 3D massage system takes everything a traditional, 2D system offers further and is found in the two chairs we’ll be discussing below. The 3D system works deeper into your shoulders and back, getting into the muscles for a more intense, more productive massage.

These rollers can also protrude further out from the track and reach places that the average chair usually can’t, including the upper neck and between the shoulders.

The rollers can move left and right and up and down, and in and out. This action helps to replicate the action of human hands. With 3D massage chairs, you can adjust the intensity of the massage to as intense or gentle as you like with some limitations based on the chair itself. If more than one person will be using the chair this can be beneficial.

L-Track Massage

First things first, what is a massage track, really? Basically, a massage chair has a long roller track that extends from the head/neck section down to the lower back and, in some chairs, the glutes and hamstrings. This track is similar to a train track because it guides the rollers up and down the back of the chair like train wheels like over the ground.

When you’re getting a massage from a chair, these rollers do most of the work, particularly on your back. The rollers glide along the track and based on its shape they can work in different areas.

Those different areas depend on whether the track is an S or an L.

As developments in massage chairs improved over time, the S-Track saw an extension called an L-Track. The L-Track was showcased years back and showed the ability to travel down the spine as well as beneath the seat to reach the glutes and hamstrings. That chair was an Inada, the first manufacturer to offer an L-Track prototype.

Inada took time to perfect their chair, and so Infinite Therapeutics, or Infinity, introduced its Iyashi model that became the first commercially available massage chair with an L-Track. This can be something to keep in mind when you’re shopping these two chairs since Infinity was the first to offer an L-Track.

S-Track vs. L-Track

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When you’re comparing tracks, think of it this way. The L-Track is an extension of the S-Track that addresses your glutes and the top of the hamstrings. It’s still one continuous roller track that mimics the shape of your spine like an S-Track does.

The rollers work the glutes, piriformis, and hamstrings with the same attention and care as the neck, mid-back, and lower back where previously these areas could only be massaged by airbags. When you have tight or sore glutes, or if you have piriformis syndrome or sciatica, an L-Track massage chair can be very beneficial.

Something to keep in mind when you’re looking at chairs that most people don’t realize is that when you’re buying an L-Track chair you’ll still receive the benefits of an S-Track since the L-Track is just an extension on the S-Track.

Now, let’s discuss what each chair offers and give you a better idea of which one will be right for your needs.

The Novo XT2

human touch novo xt2 feature set

The Human Touch Novo XT2 massage chair offers a therapeutic massage that adjusts to fit your lifestyle. With a slick, modern look, multiple color choices, and a unibody design, the chair delivers a three-dimensional massage along the entire length of the spine to the thighs. 

You can also enjoy your favorite music through the Altec Lansing Premium Sound System or play one of eight calming built-in nature tracks. The space-saving design means that you can put the chair almost anywhere and still fully recline it. The acupressure massage capabilities will be very soothing.

Human Touch Novo XT 2 Massage Chair Features

Sounds of Novo XT2

Human Touch has redesigned the sound system in the Novo XT2. Built-in Surround Sound speakers offer Premium Sound by Altec Lansing, a company that’s developed sound systems since 1920.  Sound Soothe is an additional feature allows you to experience eight soothing nature tracks that relax the mind while the chair relaxes the body.

S/L Massage Track

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The Novo XT2 has an S/L-Track massage track with a unibody design that covers 60% more area than a typical chair. You’ll have a full massage from neck to thighs. The L-track works seamlessly with the 3D massage rollers to mimic the feeling of a massage from a professional masseuse. As soon as you sit down in the chair, you can choose the height and foot extension settings to ensure the chair’s rollers are hitting the right spot.

Advanced Tile Remote

The LCD remote allows you to see where your massage roller is during your massage. The color display shows the level and intensity chosen as well as the current time. The remote has been designed to make using the chair as easy and uncomplicated as possible. Plus, for tech-friendly people, the Novo XT2 app allows you to control your massage from your phone. All you have to do is connect your device via Bluetooth then choose from a collection of therapeutic relaxation and recovery auto-wellness programs, or focus on a specific area of the body to relieve muscle aches and stress. The app will give you easy access to recline and incline functions, 3D intensity controls, footrest massage controls, and the airbag intensity. You can also press the ZeroG button to enjoy a neutral posture position for a deeper massage.

Auto Wellness Programs

There are 35 programs are available for deep tissue, relaxing, and recovery programs that are great for every day, after work, or following a hard workout routine.

Cloud Touch Acupressure 

This acupressure massage chair features strategically placed targeted air cells that apply pressure to important healing points and help your body to stretch muscles.

Defy Gravity

zero gravity novo xt2

Zero gravity puts you in a neutral posture and puts your weight on the backrest of the chair. All the stress is removed from your joints and spine and the massage is that much more effective.

Dual-Lumbar Heat

Warm air technology heat continuously flows and envelopes your back to help soothe your muscles and relieve aches and pains.

Built-in USB Port

Built-in USB ports allow you to charge your hand-held device while you listen to music, watch videos, or read an eBook.

Flex 3D Massage Technology

This acupressure massage chair features five intensity settings you can use to adjust your massage intensity for a therapeutic, fully enveloping, massage with just the right pressure.

Space-Saving Design

novo xt2 space-saving

You only need 2” to fully recline the chair. Many chairs require a large amount of space to recline properly, which limits where you can put the chair. The Novo XT2’s space-saving means you can put it almost anywhere.

Extending Foot & Calf Massager

Fitting comfortably in your massage chair is crucial. If your chair doesn’t fit you, many important features may not work for you. The extendable ottoman here helps accommodate taller users, up to 6’9”.

Area Focus & Adjustability

The Novo XT2 can focus on certain areas with Zone and Spot. Zone massage will address a specific area, and you can pick the size of the area with short (3”), medium (6”) or long (9”). Five massage intensity settings can be adjusted with five Cloud Touch acupressure massage intensities and six full-body massage speeds and three foot massage speeds.

Full Body Stretch

The expansive “bend and stretch” functionality provides unprecedented leg and spine relief, increasing blood flow to your spine and restoring your lower back, allowing you to recover with improved efficiency.

Now let’s look at the Legend PLUS.

Legend PLUS

luraco legend plus feature set

The Luraco Legend PLUS gives all users an incredible massage experience. This chair can accommodate users up to 6’2” with a maximum weight of 250 pounds. Top-notch technology has been outfitted throughout the chair to help you feel more relaxed and refreshed with every session.

Features

3D + L-Track Massage Roller Technology

3d massage rollers

The Legend PLUS offers wonderful 3D technology with roller heads that protrude from the track to better massage areas where the spine curves away from the chair, including the neck, shoulders, and lower back. The L-track system gives the roller the ability to massage from your neck all the way down to your glutes, ensuring that a revitalizing massage awaits every inch that touches the chair. There are five levels of intensity control that give you the ability to adjust the massage from soft to deep tissue.

Remote

The remote is much like a smartphone and includes several menus that offer the most options to customize your massage. The Legend PLUS also features nine automatic programs and five levels of intensity control so that you can create a soft or deep massage each session.

Accommodate Heights up to 6’2”

Getting a massage from a chair that isn’t designed to fit someone your size will result in a poor experience. Thankfully, the Legend PLUS is designed for people up to 6’2” and 250 lbs. This will ensure that a larger user can get a full-body massage experience. 

Intelligent Sensor Technology

The Legend PLUS features Intelligent Sensor Technology that measures your size and shape. It is vital that a massage chair adjusts to the shape of each user, and the Luraco technology allows this chair to do just that and map your back to position the rollers correctly.

Noise Reduction Technology

Luraco has incorporated Noise Reduction Technology so that your massage is as peaceful as possible.

Airbag Massage

airbag massage

The Legend PLUS massage chair features one of the most comprehensive compression massages with airbags positioned in the hands, arms, shoulders, back, hips, seat, legs, calves, and feet.

Stretching Program

Stretching programs allow the chair to access muscles that other chairs frequently can’t reach and provide relief, so you truly get a full-body massage experience. This also helps work out knots in your back and legs so that the massage has a greater effect.

Double Foot Massage Rollers

In each footrest are two high-quality massage rollers. These rollers apply a reflexology massage to the soles of your feet as the air cells offer a compression massage to get all of the knots out in your feet. When you’re on your feet all day or just want to increase your relaxation, this feature is fantastic.

Full-Body Heat Therapy

The Legend PLUS features a full-body heat therapy system with several heating elements in the footrest and throughout the back. These apply gentle heat soothe and loosen your muscles. You can adjust the heat through five levels.

Zero Gravity

Zero gravity offers incredible benefits at the push of a button. As you recline back, your legs life above your heart so that gravity's influence is reduced on your spine and joints, allowing them to decompress and relaxing the surrounding muscles. This can create a sort of weightless feeling and focuses most of your weight on the backrest, which improves the intensity of your back massage significantly.

Made in America

made in america

Luraco massage chairs are the first and only medical massage chair brand that researches, develops, and builds their chairs right here in the USA.



Deciding Factors

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When choosing between these two chairs, the massage experience you’re searching for and your personal needs will help you make your choice. Both of these chairs extend similar massage experiences through their heated L-Tracks. They have similar supplementary features as well, including air compression massage, body scanning, and zero gravity.

However, the Novo XT2 provides spot massage technology, a USB port, and space-saving. Whereas the Legend PLUS provides noise reduction, a larger weight and height capacity, and is made in America. If you’re larger or concerned with where your chair is manufactured then you may be more interested in the Legend. If you’re looking for something with a more modern look that allows you to charge your devices and doesn’t take up too much room in your home when in use, then you’ll likely prefer the Novo XT2.

What it all comes down to, as it does with most purchases, is your personal preference. If you have any questions about these massage chairs or any others on our site, you can contact us over the phone or through email at info@massagechairplanet.com. We can also offer you financing options that can make taking home either of these chairs easier.

And remember, if you see a chair somewhere that you like but you want to order from us, we’ll gladly price match it as long as you show us proof of price. We’ll beat the competitor’s price by 10% on top of that match too. We’ll even 110% price match with Costco.